Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker for an indecent Zoom incident.

What price should Jeffrey Toobin pay for his indecent Zoom exposure?

Real life does indeed creep into this virtual environment we've been getting used to. But like this?

This just in: Not everything is terrible.

October 20
A south Minneapolis household did its part to help neighbors back in March.
We need fear and vigilance to survive, but we should take comfort in the fact that not all of our apocalyptic predictions came true.

Are anti-Trumpers becoming the new anti-vaxxers?

October 20
The world is in a rush to produce a COVID-19 vaccine (above, Sinovac in China), but weighing the risks against the benefits is key.
Don't rush a vaccine, but don't fail to balance safety with urgency, either.
Adam Cohen
October 20
President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Bemidji Regional Airport on Sept. 18, in Bemidji, Minn.

As Trump demonstrated in Bemidji, eugenics is making a comeback

Resist, before history repeats itself.
Doyle McManus
October 20
Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, addresses a drive-in campaign event at Southeast Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas, on Oct. 9.

The coming battle between Old Biden and New Biden

A Biden presidency may seem normal, but it won't be boring.
Jordan Thomas
October 20
The Glass Fire burns a hillside above Silverado Trail in St. Helena, Calif., on Sept. 27.

The new line of attack on climate science

Acknowledging that climate change exists, but denying how much scientists know.
Kendall A. Qualls
October 19
Kendall Qualls had lunch with supporters at Peg’s Countryside Cafe in Hamel, Minn.

Editorial counterpoint: Personal agency does have power

Dean Phillips wants you to believe otherwise.
Tyler Cooper
October 19
The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Wednesday morning, Oct. 7.

To reform the Supreme Court judiciously, try term limits

Our current imbalance is not what our founders imagined.
Opinion Exchange
October 19

Trump administration is demonizing foreign workers — again

It wants to reduce tech visas, which could end up hurting U.S. workers.
Lawrence B. Solum
October 19
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 12, on Capitol Hill in

Judge Barrett is an originalist. That needn't make you afraid.

If recent events show anything, it's that we should fear people who do what they want and not what the law requires. The core of originalism, however, is the rule of law.
Mary Schmich
October 19
Six of the Chicago Seven defendants appear in 1970. Abbie Hoffman, from left, John Froines, Lee Weiner, Jerry Rubin, Rennie Davis and Tom Hayden were

When you watch Aaron Sorkin's Chicago 7 movie, remember real-life juror Mrs. Jean Fritz

Her evolution during the famous trial gives us hope that individuals can open their minds to the need for change and help make it happen.
SCOTT GILLESPIE
October 19
Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman at Target Field in Minneapolis. Hartman died Sunday at the age of 100. He was still writing three columns a

Remembering Sid

The editor of Star Tribune Opinion reminisces about news tips, run-ins and field trips involving a one-of-a-kind colleague.
Tim Walz, Jeff Harmening, and Stephanie Lundquist
October 16
Food shelves across Minnesota are ground zero during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Tim Walz: Minnesota's hardest winter ever may lie ahead

Let's reach out to those in need.
Cathy M. Kolwey
October 16
Judge Amy Coney Barrett during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 14.

After that performance, Barrett should admit her unfitness ...

... as an adoptive mother to children of color.
Michael Osterholm and Andy Slavitt
October 16
Ranked-choice voting will help America.

Only ranked-choice voting could save American democracy now

It's a key reform to redress the dysfunction in our current system.
Sarah Van Benschoten
October 16
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Klobuchar slipped badly during Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Her uncivil attack on a distinguished woman ruined her moderate disguise.
LORI STURDEVANT
October 16
The Supreme Court building in Washington, early on Oct. 12, before the first confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump�

Packing the court to save it? A Minnesota judicial moderate ponders

When word came that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, one name popped out of my mental source file: retired Minnesota Supreme Court…
Steven Belton, Steve Hunegs, LaJune Lange and Jacob Millner
October 16
Americans need to come together.

Democracy and peace among Americans depends on each of us now

Each political party believes the other presents danger for America, and it's up to us to work together to heal our country.
Dan Feehan
October 16
Democratic candidate for the first congressional district, Dan Feehan.

Jim Hagedorn has quit on Minnesota. I won't.

I am running for Congress because we have to start putting people first.
Tom Emmer
October 16

Mental illness is an American crisis

Here's what I'm doing to address it.
Kim Crockett
October 16
Casting a ballot this year looks a little different for many voters.

Counterpoint: No, all is not well with Minnesota's election system

Hennepin and Ramsey counties show sharp differences on party balance rule.
Tyler Cowen
October 16
Dr. Scott Atlas, who was named to the White House coronavirus task force in August, is known for his controversial positions on encouraging “herd im

The Great Barrington Declaration: A dangerous libertarian strategy for herd immunity

Maximum liberty for commerce and daily life? Seductive idea. But in most of the U.S., the lockdowns are not severe.
Jon Healey
October 16
The headquarters of Twitter in San Francisco in 2017. The actions of Twitter and Facebook following a New York Post story angered a chorus of Republic

New York Post puts Twitter and Facebook in a no-win position with Hunter Biden allegations

Setting aside questions about the report's validity, what's interesting is the outrage triggered as the companies seek to enforce their terms of service.
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